Family Home Evening Ideas
October 2013

“Family Home Evening Ideas,” Ensign, Oct. 2013, 3

Family Home Evening Ideas

This issue contains articles and activities that could be used for family home evening. The following are some examples.

“Act Well Your Part,” page 24: Show to your family a picture of President David O. McKay (lds.org/churchhistory/presidents/leaders.jsp) and read the story about him at the first of the article. You could then read Romans 1:16 and discuss how the story and scripture relate to Elder Quentin L. Cook’s counsel about avoiding masks of anonymity and about acting in accordance with your true identity.

“How Can I Be a Successful Missionary?” page 32: Share with your family some of the insights the author gained about being a successful missionary. Consider reading together the sidebar “Becoming a Successful Missionary” and then discussing some ways family members might measure success in their own missionary efforts. To further the discussion, select a few pictures from the article “Our Great Missionary Heritage” (page 40) and talk about how the missionaries in those pictures were successful.

“Becoming Men and Women of God,” page 60: Ask a few family members to each tell the story of someone from the scriptures, Church history, or the present day who could be considered a man or woman of God. You could then discuss what characteristics make that person a man or woman of God. Compare your ideas with the attributes that Elder Craig A. Cardon highlights from Doctrine and Covenants 4:6.

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